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Under 19s set for European Championship battle in Prague

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England Men’s Under 19s travel to Prague on Friday ready to do battle with the rest of Europe at the 2019 Under 20 European Lacrosse Championship.

The 23-player squad will face historic rivals Germany, Wales and youth newcomers, Latvia in the Pool Stages of the inaugural European age group tournament before looking to advance to the knockouts.

England go into the tournament as the highest ranked European team at youth level after a fifth place finish at the 2016 U19 Worlds and will be hoping to emulate the performance of the women’s side who won their first U20 Euros last year in Poland.

The tournament is taking place in Prague at the SK Aritma Praha Club, the venue of the well-known annual Prague Cup tournament.

The squad has been selected from the wider Under 19 Training squad working towards next year’s Under 19 World Championships in Limerick, Ireland and the tournament will act as the perfect preparations a year out from the Worlds.

Pool Fixtures

Sunday 30 June - 12:30pm (UK) - Latvia
Monday 1 July - 3.00pm (UK) - Wales
Tuesday 2 July - 5.30pm (UK) - Germany

The full tournament schedule can be found at www.ec19lax.cz as well as links to live streams for the matches. All the latest from the tournament can also be found right here on the England Lacrosse website and social media channels.

England Squad

GK
Sam Rogerson - Brooklands
Tom Teal - Rochdale

Defence
Sam Fisher - Norbury
Oliver Lee - Timperley
Joshua Poke - Mellor
Luca Schurink - Stockport
Tom Whitehead - Heaton Mersey
Alfie Yates - Boardman & Eccles
Issac Young - Mellor

Midfield

Chris Hockey - Spencer
Daniel Madeley - Rochdale
Morgan Brown - Cheadle Hulme
Daniel Flisk - Timperley
Daniel Hilditch - Stockport
Dan Jones - Mellor
Ed Loveland - Timperley
Will Shirt - Cheadle
Josh Simpson-Pink - Mellor

Attack

Oliver Allsop - Brooklands
Elliott Bickerton - Mellor
Tom Frow - Sheffield
Will Greaves - Timperley
Alex Halliday - Rochdale